Anthony Gay, BA
Director of Curricula Development
Anthony Gay joined the field of Human Services after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, from Post University in 1997. Since then, he has been devoted to improving the lives of families and the community.
Anthony is a former high school and college basketball coach and had a successful collegiate career as a basketball player. Anthony coached the Wilbur Cross High school Girls Summer Basketball Team and was the Head Assistant Coach at Post University for three years.
Years after graduating from Post University and running a successful local Independent Music Label and other businesses, Anthony returned to Post University to serve as an Adjunct Professor, teaching a College Success Seminar Course & Civility 101. Anthony still conducts lectures at various colleges regularly.
Consequently, Anthony grew more passionate about teaching, and he went on to learn how to research, develop training modules /curriculums, and facilitate training. Anthony then spent several years as a full-time trainer, developing or co-authoring training modules for fatherhood, professionalism, cultural competency, trauma, working with adolescents, family-centered assessment, and human trafficking, to name a few.
Anthony has also developed, co-created, and facilitated the Man Up Program Youth Series; for incarcerated at-risk youth. This curriculum educated young men on the impact of male dominance and aspects of unhealthy manhood that lead to sexual exploitation of women.
For over ten years, Anthony has been focused on improving communities by advocating for equality for fathers. Anthony is a member of a national fatherhood network that shares resources and ideas to improve fathers’ and families’ outcomes. Anthony is a leader in the realm of fatherhood in Connecticut and hosts numerous fatherhood themed events throughout the year, promoting positive fatherhood. As a result of his dedication, Anthony has received numerous awards recognizing his work with fathers and families.
Anthony’s other professional experiences include:
Assessing the risk and safety of children in their families and communities.
Assessing and addressing the needs of children under the age of twelve with severe mental health issues and DSM V diagnoses.
Evaluating and ensuring the safety and well-being of children in their homes
Providing training to non-profit and faith-based organizations with vital information about the dangers associated with the Internet and the adverse impact that social media may have; while simultaneously providing safe alternatives to utilize technology.
Helping at-risk youth with criminal, substance abuse, and permanency issues.
Providing services and support for victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
Family conferencing facilitation
Responsible for assessing youth’s need for social services, educational services, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, sexual and or domestic violence services, also evaluate their family, social, medical, psychiatric, and psycho-economic history.
Developed the “Real Talk” mentoring program, which provided mentoring services for at-risk youth with limited social capital lacking community connections. The program enhanced socialization, peer relation, and interpersonal skills. Through group interactions, one on one intervention, and therapeutic recreational activities, this program provided the necessary coping skills and tools to allow them to function appropriately in placement, and consistently sustain such behaviors once returned to the community
Developed the “1st Gen ” Mentoring Program which provided on-campus services to 1st Generation college students lacking community support and connections
Prior Employment History
Assistant Director/ Program Coordinator for At-Risk Youth Placed in a Safe Home – Family & Children’s Aide
Director of Therapeutic Sports Program – Boys & Gills Village
Behaviorist/Case management – Boys & Gills Village
Life Skills Coordinator/ Case manager – Youth Fair Chance
Admissions Counselor – Post University